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March 11, 2012
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Peep and the Big Wide World/Pocoyo  "Night Light/Sounds Like..../Pocoyo - Big Scary Slide"  Afraid that the sun has forgotten to rise, Peep and Quack are relieved when they discover a flashlight. Peep and Chirp get lost, but use a range of familiar-and annoying!-sounds to find their way home. Then, there's lots of new exciting playground rides in Pocoyoland including one huge daring slide. D
7:00 am 
Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!  "Trees Company/Now You See Me"  Trees Company - Sally and Nick are playing up in their treehouse when Nick's mom calls them for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In Jimmer Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. D
7:30 am 
Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps  "Angelina's Indian Lunchtime/Angelina, Az, and Cheezy Z"  Angelina's Indian Lunchtime - Marco wants to perform the Indian epic, the Ramayana, for the school. But his friends want to perform "Mouselina." However, the mouselings learn the story of the Ramayana and are inspired. D
8:00 am 
Bob the Builder  "Having Fun"  Muck's Beach Tower - It's a day at the beach and Muck decides to build a castle! Bob realizes that the lifeguard tower needs a foundation made out of boulders so he calls Muck for help. Muck is determined to do both her job and build the castle. Muck mistakenly thinks she must have put her extra boulders in the lifeguard tower foundation and so takes some out to build her castle with. D
8:30 am 
Franny's Feet  "The Fais Do Do/A Stand Out Performance"  Franny travels to Louisiana, where she meets a shy alligator named Zydeco. With Franny's help, Zydeco overcomes his fears, attends the Fais Do Do party, and plays the spoons for the delighted guests. In Franny's Treasures, Franny and Bobby prompt the audience to identify sounds made by ordinary objects like pencils, pots, and spoons. D
9:00 am 
Thomas & Friends  "Being Useful"  Kevin the Steamie - Kevin decides that he wants to be able to shunt like a Steamie so he can join in a game of Bish, Bash, Bosh with Thomas and Percy. The game is about shunting oil drums. While Kevin is practicing his shunting, he causes chaos in the Steam Works. D
9:30 am 
Dialogue  "James McPherson"  James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning writing captures the drama of this era and his latest book, "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief," gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we are still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War 150 years ago.G
10:00 am 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G
11:00 am 
Anne of Green Gables   Anne finds her element in the academic world as she applies her scholastic talents at the academy on the mainland to earn a teaching certificate and perhaps go on to college. She competes with Gilbert Blythe who becomes her academic archrival. They go on to win the highest academic accolades, constantly vying for honors at every level. Eventually their fierce rivalry turns to secret affection, which blossoms into love. Part 3 of 4G
12:12 pm 
Anne of Green Gables   One evening, Matthew suffers a fatal heart attack and dies in Anne's arms. With Matthew gone, Marilla and Anne have to face the prospect of selling Green Gables. Anne decides to forego University, putting her dreams of becoming a writer on hold. Part 4 of 4G
1:30 pm 
Judy Garland: Duets   The incomparable Judy Garland collaborates with a who's who of top performers from the 1960s to deliver a non-stop lineup of classic Garland hits. Culled from her 1963-64 TV show, these full-performance duets feature the likes of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Lena Horne, Bobby Darin, Mel Torme, Jack Jones, Ethel Merman, Tony Bennett, Peggy Lee and Liza Minelli.G
3:00 pm 
Making War Horse   This film reveals the theatrical collaboration that creates a Tony Award-winning play based on Michael Morpurgo's children's novel about World War I. Cameras capture the innovators at Handspring Puppet Company, creating techniques to bring a lifelike horse to the stage for the drama of individual people and animals caught up in the war.G
4:03 pm 
Above Yellowstone   This first-ever aerial tour celebrates Yellowstone's natural wonders and provides a brief contextual history of its geology, Native peoples, wildlife and its current status as a destination for 3.6 million annual visitors. A few of the scenes in the special include: The Lamar Valley, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Forest Fire, The Geyser Basins and parts of Yellowstone as seen during the flight of a Bald Eagle.G
5:03 pm 
Moyers & Company  "Crony Capitalism"  Bill Moyers, who returned to public television in January, is joined weekly by a range of scholars, artists, activists, scientists, philosophers and newsmakers for timely conversations about life and the state of American democracy.G
6:04 pm 
Idaho: An Aerial Tapestry   Swooping over the Idaho landscape, this eagle-eye view of the state travels north to south and east to west. The film floats above the Snake River from its origin in Wyoming through Hells Canyon to Lewiston. The flying camera records major lakes: Pend Oreille, Priest, Coeur d'Alene and Bear. The flight soars across mountains and glides through desert canyons on this geologic tour of the state.G
7:09 pm 
Outdoor Idaho  "Salmon River Lodges and Legacies"  This special travels the Salmon River, stopping each night at a historic lodge to meet the people, who continue in the footsteps of hearty pioneers in the wild heart of Idaho. Each stop reveals a rich history. Rafters, guides, boat operators and residents all reveal how they are drawn to the river repeatedly - or permanently.G
8:30 pm 
Downton Abbey - Behind The Drama   This MASTERPIECE special goes behind the scenes of the popular MASTERPIECE CLASSIC drama to review the storylines of the first two seasons about the people who live, and work, in an English manor house in the early 20th century with pivotal moments highlighted. Writer Julian Fellowes and the actors who bring Downton inhabitants to life provide insight into the characters of the series.G
9:35 pm 
Story of the Costume Drama: The Greatest Stories Ever Told   Focusing on the great stories that enthralled England and the world, this look at the British costume drama genre features clips and interviews with the stars and with those who worked behind the camera. Narrator Keely Hawes played Lady Agnes Holland in the 2010 "Upstairs Downstairs" series as well as Alex Drame in ASHES TO ASHES. The film draws from 50 years of the genre and shows how the genre has changed across the decades.G
10:32 pm 
Il Volo Takes Flight   The tenor trio of Italian teenage heartthrobs - Piero Barone, Ignazio Bochetto and Gianluca Ginoble - put their hearts and soaring voices into this special filmed at Detroit's Opera House last October. They showcase their vocal talent and interpretive gift for music on their versions of "O Sole Mio," "Il Mondo" and a medley of Ennio Morricone songs from film soundtracks. They are backed by a 49-piece orchestra and five-piece rhythm section. They welcome guest Pia Toscano, a favorite contestant from "American Idol's" season 10, to the stage.G
7:00 am 
Julia Child Memories: Bon Appetit!   PBS presents a retrospective that includes some of the most memorable episodes from Child's classic cooking series, THE FRENCH CHEF: "Bouillabaisse à la Marseillaise," "To Roast A Chicken" and "The Omelette Show." In addition to testimonials from noted chefs, the program features commentary from author Julie Powell, who wrote the book on which the film comedy Julie & Julia is based, and Meryl Streep, who stars as Julia Child.G
9:00 am 
ADD and Loving It?!   Comedian Patrick McKenna embarks on an unusual journey as he seeks a diagnosis for Adult ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). He learns the facts from experts - some of whom have ADHD themselves. He talks with medical researchers, psychiatrists, psychologists, professors and award-winning authors. Along the way McKenna reveals how his life as a husband and father are affected by ADD and shares candid moments as he and his wife, Janis, work on the steps toward his diagnosis.G
10:30 am 
Red Green's Duct Tape Forever   When an evil land-baron's limo falls into a sinkhole outside Possum Lodge, located 145 beer stores north of Toronto, a judge orders the men to pay $10,000 in damages in 10 days or lose their beloved lodge forever. Lodge leader Red Green (Steve Smith) considers various money-making schemes the men dream up, like selling road kill on the Internet. But it's Harold (Patrick McKenna), Red's nerdy nephew, who comes up with an idea that just might save their wood-smoked bacon: a duct tape sculpture contest in Minneapolis with a $10,000 third-place prize. D
12:00 pm 
Globe Trekker  "Globe Trekker Special: Best American Hikes"  Globe Trekkers climb mountains in Wyoming, Washington and Colorado.G
1:00 pm 
Ed Slott's Retirement Rescue!   Ed Slott provides a step-by-step solution for American consumers concerned about their retirement.G
3:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Roast Beef Dinner"  Chris visits the local butcher to learn about top sirloin. Then, Bridget shows Chris how to make affordable Roast Beef and Whipped Potatoes. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen's tips and techniques for cooking with salt. D
3:30 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe Classics  "West Turkey"  Rick visits the ancient sites of Ephesus and Aphrodisias, meanders up the Meander River, eats Turkish pizza and discovers a blend of ancient and modern cultures.G
4:00 pm 
NOVA  "Mind Over Money"  A new science aims to incorporate human psychology into finance - behavioral economics. The research reveals hidden money drives in humans that help explain why mainstream economists failed to predict the 2008 crash and why people often make irrational decisions. Experiments show how mood, decision-making and economic activity are tightly interwoven for consumers and Wall Street bankers.G
5:00 pm 
Mister Rogers & Me   After a chance meeting with the then-retired Fred Rogers (MISTER ROGERS), Benjamin Wagner, now a senior vice president at MTV and a singer/songwriter, years later goes on a personal journey with his brother Christofer Wagner, a television and music production professional. The brothers meet with television news personalities, authors and others who knew and worked with Rogers to compile this intimate portrait of Rogers as a person and his belief in "deep and simple."G
6:00 pm 
The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today   This Peabody Award-winning documentary tells the personal story behind the landmark First Amendment case in the U.S. Supreme Court that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools. In 1945, Jim McCollum, a fifth-grader in a southern Illinois university town, was forced to sit in the hallway alone when he did not agree to participate in a voluntary Protestant religion class. His mother, Vashti McCollum, sued the school board beginning what she would later describe as "three years of headlines, headaches and hatred."G
7:00 pm 
Moments to Remember: My Music   Patti Page, Nick Clooney, Peter Marshall, Wink Martindale and the LAWRENCE WELK SHOW's Mary Lou Metzger co-host new performances and archival classics from the late 1950s and early 1960s pop era. Many legends of the period return to the stage, including Frankie Laine and Roger Williams who have since died. Julius LaRosa, the Four Lads, Four Aces, Four Freshmen, Lenny Welch, the Platters and the DeCastro Sisters also perform.G
9:30 pm 
Mister Rogers & Me   After a chance meeting with the then-retired Fred Rogers (MISTER ROGERS), Benjamin Wagner, now a senior vice president at MTV and a singer/songwriter, years later goes on a personal journey with his brother Christofer Wagner, a television and music production professional. The brothers meet with television news personalities, authors and others who knew and worked with Rogers to compile this intimate portrait of Rogers as a person and his belief in "deep and simple."G
10:30 pm 
The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today   This Peabody Award-winning documentary tells the personal story behind the landmark First Amendment case in the U.S. Supreme Court that set the foundation for the separation of church and state in public schools. In 1945, Jim McCollum, a fifth-grader in a southern Illinois university town, was forced to sit in the hallway alone when he did not agree to participate in a voluntary Protestant religion class. His mother, Vashti McCollum, sued the school board beginning what she would later describe as "three years of headlines, headaches and hatred."G
11:30 pm 
Austin City Limits  "Steve Earle/Kris Kristofferson"  Earle pays tribute to his mentor, legendary Texas troubadour Townes Van Zandt. Kristofferson follows with tunes from his latest album.G
6:30 am 
Travelscope  "Rwanda - Among The Gorillas"  Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. D
7:00 am 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Entertaining Outdoors"  Allen is having a party in the garden to celebrate the completion of the house at the Garden Home Retreat. The party area includes an outdoor kitchen and poolside containers for decorative plantings.G
7:30 am 
Ask This Old House  "Financing Solar Panels; Framing Walls for Basement-Remodeling"  Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and then sees them installed. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement remodeling project. D
8:00 am 
For Your Home  "Welcome to the Dream Home"  Vicki and Sloan introduce this season's project-the Susan G. Komen Dream Home. Meet the builder, tour the home and peek at the overall project. Vicki and Sloan supervise the outdoor landscaping launch. D
8:30 am 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Vegetable Medley"  Learn to cook, grow, display and love vegetables with exciting projects and delicious recipes. In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Colorful Chopped Root Salad and Quick Vegetable Roll-Ups. Projects: Sculptural vegetable centerpiece. D
9:00 am 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Star of Bethlehem - Part 1"  Fons & Porter give tips on choosing fabric for Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem designs and discuss fabric placement options. D
9:30 am 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Canvas On Canvas"  Donna layers her canvas to create a 3-D seascape painting, and then demonstrates how to make a floor cloth with a fabric border.G
10:00 am 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Not Just for Kids"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chicken Nuggets at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of yellow mustard. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for broiler-safe cooking dishes. D
10:30 am 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
11:00 am 
Joseph Campbell and the Power of Myth with Bill Moyers  "Part 2"  Sacrifice and Bliss - 104 - Examining the role of sacrifice in mythology, Campbell explains how going through the sacrificial myth provides a rebirth of our own consciousness, whether it is associated with Buddha, Christ, or other religious figures. This episode also includes the discussion of Campbell's famous phrase, "Marriage is an ordeal" -- marriage in terms of sacrificing to the relationship, and moves on to the sacrifice of motherhood. He stresses the need for every one of us to find our sacred place in the midst of today's fast-paced, technological world. D
3:00 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "Journey to the West"  The powerful and mischievous Stone Monkey King brings chaos to heaven and earth. Freed from a mountain prison in order to guard a Chinese monk on his journey to retrieve the Buddhist scriptures from India, Monkey seeks his own spiritual transformation. Modern performance, contemporary art, and Buddhist philosophers provide a rich context to the ancient tale. D
3:30 pm 
Invitation to World Literature  "Popol Vuh"  The Mayan book of creation, the dawn of life, and the glories of gods and kings. This magnificent epic was saved from destruction at the hands of the Spanish by Quiche chroniclers. Once repressed, the story is now interwoven with the history of today's Mayan people. D
4:00 pm 
Making Meaning In Literature: A Workshop for Teachers, Grades 6-8  "Workshop 9. Starting In September...."  The concluding program takes a close look at the ways in which teachers get ready to help their students become successful and engaged readers. During the first few days of classes, the teachers talk about everything — from the mundane to the sublime — that enters their minds as they start another year and plan for success. Dr. Langer underscores their remarks with advice for teachers who want to recreate the kinds of classrooms they have seen featured in this workshop. D
5:00 pm 
Chef John Besh's New Orleans   Heirloom Tomatoes, Cheese and Ham Salad, Five-Minute Cherry Tomato Sauce, and Crab Stuffed Tomatoes. D
5:30 pm 
Sara's Weeknight Meals  "Girls at the Grill with Elizabeth Karmel"  Women of America, pick up your tongs, put on your aprons and man the grill! It's easy with Sara's buddy, grilling expert Elizabeth Karmel, to guide you! First is an easy Chicken Paillard with Greek Farmer's Salad and Tzatziki to get the basics down. Then, pizza! This one is a Blistered Corn and Asparagus Pesto Grilled Pizza. Finally, we'll go all out with Elizabeth's famous Texas Hill Country BBQ with a universally loved finger lickin' sauce. D
6:00 pm 
Rick Steves' Europe  "Amsterdam and Dutch Sidetrips"  Rick explores the riches of the city before visiting dikes, windmills and the world's largest flower market.G
6:30 pm 
Travelscope  "Rwanda - Among The Gorillas"  Joseph follows in the footsteps of Dian Fossey when he treks into the mountain forest of the Parc National des Volcans. Within sight of the five Virunga Range volcanoes he travels in search of Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. As with every Travelscope adventure, the journey includes cultural experiences in a local church, living museum, market, primary school and health clinic. D
7:00 pm 
P. Allen Smith's Garden Home  "Entertaining Outdoors"  Allen is having a party in the garden to celebrate the completion of the house at the Garden Home Retreat. The party area includes an outdoor kitchen and poolside containers for decorative plantings.G
7:30 pm 
Ask This Old House  "Financing Solar Panels; Framing Walls for Basement-Remodeling"  Alternative energy expert Ross Trethewey travels to San Francisco to learn about a new way to finance solar photovoltaic panels and then sees them installed. Afterward, general contractor Tom Silva helps a homeowner frame the walls for a basement remodeling project. D
8:00 pm 
For Your Home  "Welcome to the Dream Home"  Vicki and Sloan introduce this season's project-the Susan G. Komen Dream Home. Meet the builder, tour the home and peek at the overall project. Vicki and Sloan supervise the outdoor landscaping launch. D
8:30 pm 
Katie Brown Workshop  "Vegetable Medley"  Learn to cook, grow, display and love vegetables with exciting projects and delicious recipes. In the Kitchen: Creamy Cauliflower Soup, Colorful Chopped Root Salad and Quick Vegetable Roll-Ups. Projects: Sculptural vegetable centerpiece. D
9:00 pm 
Fons & Porter's Love of Quilting  "Star of Bethlehem - Part 1"  Fons & Porter give tips on choosing fabric for Lone Star or Star of Bethlehem designs and discuss fabric placement options. D
9:30 pm 
Donna Dewberry Show  "Canvas On Canvas"  Donna layers her canvas to create a 3-D seascape painting, and then demonstrates how to make a floor cloth with a fabric border.G
10:00 pm 
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen  "Not Just for Kids"  Bridget shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chicken Nuggets at home. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of yellow mustard. Next, Adam reveals his top picks for broiler-safe cooking dishes. D
10:30 pm 
Lidia's Italy In America  "USA: Italy's Crowd Pleasers"  NULL
11:00 pm 
Theater Talk  "The Best of Theater Talk: Oscar Winner Christopher Plummer & Critic John Simon"  Oscar-winning actor Christopher Plummer joins us to discuss his revealing memoir In Spite of Myself. Also on board to review Plummer's critically-acclaimed autobiography, is our regular critic and commentator John Simon. D
11:30 pm 
Closer to Truth  "Complexity from Simplicity?"  Our universe began with a swirling, seething plasma-everything, everywhere, all the same. Today we have galaxies, stars, planets, people. How did such structure come about?. D
7:00 am 
NHK World Special  "The Core of the Disaster: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis: What Went Wrong"  NULL
8:00 am 
Journey of Sacagawea   Oral history and tradition among the Lemhi Shoshonis, Sacagawea's descendants, and the Hidatsas, her childhood abductors, profile the person behind the western historical icon. Reenactments and scenes of the wild areas she knew help writer-producer Lori Joyce and her team explore the Lewis and Clark expedition.G
9:00 am 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "The Dearest of All Things"  Tormented by her grief, Mary turns to spiritualists for comfort. Though he too is bowed by grief, her husband never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the East, enlistments drying up and morale low, Lincoln changes the conflict over the Union into a struggle for freedom by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, liberating millions of Americans from bondage. Part 4 of 6G
10:00 am 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "The Frightful War"  As 1863 begins, the Civil War consumes the nation. One hundred Union soldiers desert daily and hundreds more die of disease. Opposition to the war spreads and criticism of Abraham Lincoln increases. Abraham is desperately anxious. Mary Lincoln, worried about her husband, spends money compulsively, plunging herself into debt. Part 5 of 6G
11:00 am 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "Blind with Weeping"  The Union victory at Gettysburg changes the conflict's course and Abraham Lincoln's battlefield dedication changes America's concept of itself. The episode follows Abraham's final political struggles and charts differences with his wife over the nation's future. Five days after the surrender at Appomattox, Abraham is shot to death. Part 6 of 6G
12:00 pm 
Elizabeth Winthrop: All The Days of Her Life   Through three marriages, the home schooling of her 10 children and being one of the first women landowners in the colonies, Winthrop exhibits remarkable courage. Historians trace the life of the niece of the Massachusetts Colonial governor from England, to Massachusetts in 1631 and finally Connecticut.G
12:30 pm 
NHK World Special  "Forward: Song Bridges Us to the Future"  March 11, 2011: A calamity of unprecedented scale and damage devastates Japan. On this day, celebrated chanson singer Kumiko was in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, standing by for her concert when the fierce waves of the tsunami hit. Kumiko narrowly survived the disaster but lost her passion for singing. D
1:00 pm 
NHK World Special  "The Core of the Disaster: Unknown Radiation Leakage"  Takata is a centuries-old town located in Japan's northeast region. On March 11, 2011, it was erased by the giant tsunami in just five minutes. Surviving firefighters on the frontline of rescue operations reveal their experiences of the tragedy, even as they overcome the loss of their own families and comrades. D
2:00 pm 
Black In Latin America  "Brazil: A Racial Paradise?"  Professor Gates delves behind the facade of Carnival to discover how this rainbow nation is waking up to its legacy as the world's largest slave economy. Part 3 of 4G
3:00 pm 
Black In Latin America  "Mexico & Peru: The Black Grandma in the Closet"  Professor Gates explores the little-known history of the significant numbers of black people brought to these countries as early as the 16th century. In total, more slaves came to the two countries combined than to the United States. He looks at the worlds of culture that their descendants have created. Part 4 of 4G
4:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "The Dearest of All Things"  Tormented by her grief, Mary turns to spiritualists for comfort. Though he too is bowed by grief, her husband never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the East, enlistments drying up and morale low, Lincoln changes the conflict over the Union into a struggle for freedom by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, liberating millions of Americans from bondage. Part 4 of 6G
5:00 pm 
Idaho Reports 2012   Idaho Public Television's weekly coverage of the Idaho Legislature with host Greg Hahn begins. The one-hour show continues through adjournment.G
6:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "Blind with Weeping"  The Union victory at Gettysburg changes the conflict's course and Abraham Lincoln's battlefield dedication changes America's concept of itself. The episode follows Abraham's final political struggles and charts differences with his wife over the nation's future. Five days after the surrender at Appomattox, Abraham is shot to death. Part 6 of 6G
7:00 pm 
Nature  "River of No Return"  Isaac and Bjornen Babcock head into the Frank Church - River of No Return Wilderness for a yearlong honeymoon. They capture the beauty and wildlife with their cameras within the wilderness in the heart of Idaho. What begins as a romantic adventure becomes something much greater for the couple - and a tale of hope and celebration for every life trying to make it in the wilderness.G
8:30 pm 
Dialogue  "James McPherson"  James McPherson is one of America's greatest Civil War historians. McPherson's Pulitzer Prize winning writing captures the drama of this era and his latest book, "Tried by War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander in Chief," gives new insight into Abraham Lincoln's remarkable skill as a military leader. Joan Cartan-Hansen talks with McPherson about Lincoln and why we are still fighting over some of the same issues we thrashed out in the Civil War 150 years ago.G
9:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "The Dearest of All Things"  Tormented by her grief, Mary turns to spiritualists for comfort. Though he too is bowed by grief, her husband never loses sight of the tragedy consuming the nation. With the war going badly in the East, enlistments drying up and morale low, Lincoln changes the conflict over the Union into a struggle for freedom by issuing the Emancipation Proclamation, liberating millions of Americans from bondage. Part 4 of 6G
10:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "The Frightful War"  As 1863 begins, the Civil War consumes the nation. One hundred Union soldiers desert daily and hundreds more die of disease. Opposition to the war spreads and criticism of Abraham Lincoln increases. Abraham is desperately anxious. Mary Lincoln, worried about her husband, spends money compulsively, plunging herself into debt. Part 5 of 6G
11:00 pm 
Abraham and Mary Lincoln, A House Divided: American Experience  "Blind with Weeping"  The Union victory at Gettysburg changes the conflict's course and Abraham Lincoln's battlefield dedication changes America's concept of itself. The episode follows Abraham's final political struggles and charts differences with his wife over the nation's future. Five days after the surrender at Appomattox, Abraham is shot to death. Part 6 of 6G

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